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Daughter's Keeper

(2003)
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Daughter’s Keeper is an important, engaging and at times heartbreaking novel about mothers, daughters and justice. Ayelet Waldman mixes family psychology with courtroom tension in a story that catapults self-sufficient Elaine and her headstrong daughter Olivia into a nightmarish scenario when Olivia falls victim to the ferocity of the war on drugs.

A compelling novel that exposes the inequities of a system that sees only in black and white, Daughter’s Keeper truly shines as a testament to the unshakable bond between mothers and daughters.

"Ayelet Waldman has done a hard thing—written a book that really matters."
—Dave Eggers

"A powerhouse novel of complex emotions and legal intricacy, so compelling that when I finished the book, I started over again."—Amy Tan

"Ayelet Waldman has brought the war on drugs home, and has shown us just how close to home it can come."
—Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina

"In Daughter's Keeper, Ayelet Waldman shows that the power of love, even when prickling with thorns, can ultimately provide what the criminal system cannot: a hard-fought, hard-won second chance."
—Glen David Gold, author of Carter Beats the Devil

"An emotionally charged peephole into the peculiar politics that govern motherhood and the American legal system."
—Heidi Julavitz, author of The Mineral Palace

"Smart and involving."
—Gail Tsukiyama, author of The Samurai’s Garden

"A riveting story, as generous as it is large."
—Elizabeth Strout, author of Amy and Isabelle


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"A powerhouse novel of complex emotions... so compelling that when I finished the book, I started over again." - Amy Tan


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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: Daughter's Keeper
Author(s): Ayelet Waldman
ISBN: 1-4176-5765-0 / 978-1-4176-5765-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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September 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Daughter's Keeper
Author(s): Waldman
ISBN: 1-4022-0096-X / 978-1-4022-0096-0 (USA edition)
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October 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Daughter's Keeper
Author(s): Ayelet Waldman
ISBN: 1-4022-0313-6 / 978-1-4022-0313-8 (USA edition)
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2003 : USA Paperback

Title: Daughter's Keeper
Author(s): Ayelet Waldman
ISBN: 0-9654417-0-9 / 978-0-9654417-0-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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October 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Daughter's Keeper
Author(s): Ayelet Waldman
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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